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Old 11-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #31
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Re: 1996 Ford 7.3L gas E350 Eldorado - Aerotech

looks pretty smart! Im thinking wheel simulators is the way to go.. i might as well get a new set.. missing one and the ones i have are all banged up..
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Old 11-23-2011, 05:44 PM   #32
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I got mine off ebay the hub cap king or something like that 200 bucks shipped to Canada the guy was excellent to deal with and they are a quality product Top-rated
sellers name is the_hubcap_king
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/WHEEL-SIMULAT...#ht_849wt_1057
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:41 AM   #33
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Added Screens to my bus

Okay after much thought I managed to come up with this and did all 10 of the windows on my bus application is easy the first window took about 15 mins to figure out a plan then after that about 5 mins per window.
The screen is on the inside so when the windows are closed for travel mode they will be protected.

I used 1/2 foam backer rod $3
screen frame kit with spline $10
fiberglass screen $7

I cut the screen frame to fit into the channel snugly to run vertical between top and bottom channel
then cut the screen larger than the window
jammed the screen in place using the 1/2 foam backer rod as a spline in the channel around the upper curve and a piece along the bottom
then used the spline that came with the frame kit to secure the screen into the vertical screen frame
then trimmed off all the excess screen.


Jabbing the backer rod into the channel to hold the screen

picture below the excess screen is ready to be trimmed off

Finished!
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:17 PM   #34
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Hi Guys sorry for not posting all summer we have been tied up with other priorities and basically procrastinating!
Ok I need to get my water tank and electrical installed what is choking me is I actually have to cut a hole in the wall for the filler hose for the water tank can anyone show me a pic of what to expect or how to do it I'm afraid of hitting wires or something?
whats inside the walls of these units?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #35
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Re: PTooTi's 1996 Ford 7.3L gas E350 Eldorado - Aerotech

since you dont have a metal skoolie, i cant help much, but i never worry about cutting a hole that size in a wall because by just cutting the exterior opening, if there are any wires you cut, you can just splice them. One thing you want to miss is the vertical support channels that go up to the roof, so you should be able to look on the inside wall or the exterior wall (not on the fiberglass one the one i have seen) to see attaching points. hope this helps some, rich
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:34 PM   #36
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Re: PTooTi's 1996 Ford 7.3L gas E350 Eldorado - Aerotech

My 2000 Aerotech has the fiberglass body and I've had no problems cutting or drilling through. I just used a hole saw for the round holes and a sabre saw for the larger holes. All the wiring in mine ran behind the fiberglass trim panels inside the bus. There were a ton of wires running down the passenger side and across the back up where the wall meets the roof. A bunch more ran down both of the back corners going to the rear lights and a few wires ran down near the floor on both sides going to the midship side marker lights. The light in the center of the back wall had it's wires running across the floor then vertically up to the light.

In general, if you avoid the corners you'll be in good shape. Mine has some plywood reinforcing between the inner and outer main body panels where the chair rails were attached. Other than that the glass body is easy to drill or cut. Aside from the chair rails I haven't found any steel supports at all.
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Old 08-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #37
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Here's a shot of mine with the trim panels partially removed.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:22 AM   #38
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awesome Roach that is great thanks so much! you have restored my confidence!
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Yea-i've blasted holes thru the walls on a moments notice-no big thing. All my wires run down both sides above the windows. Only place they run vertical is behind the driver.
Look out for the beams + poke away the spray foam insulation + your there.
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so directly under a window should be fine?
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